12 days in Alaska Itinerary

12 days in Alaska Itinerary

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12 days in Alaska Itinerary

San Antonio
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Sitka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Haines
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  2​h 45​min
Ketchikan
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  11​h 30​min
San Antonio

1
day
Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel while under Russian rule (; or, t ''''), is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sitka trip itinerary builder.

San Antonio to Sitka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Antonio to Sitka, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in May: high temperatures in Sitka hover around 53°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Haines.

Things to do in Sitka

Museums Historic Sites
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Sheldon Jackson Museum
St. Michael's Cathedral

3
days
Haines

Sitting on the shores of Alaska's longest fjord and surrounded by mountains, the port city of Haines boasts spectacular scenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hammer Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Haines side-trips: Skagway (Skagway Alaska Downtown, Helicopter Tours, & more). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Davidson Glacier and identify plant and animal life at Kroschel Films.

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Getting from Sitka to Haines by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May in Haines, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Haines

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Skagway
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hammer Museum
Davidson Glacier

3
days
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caribou Crossings and Alaskan Brewing Company. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in nature's colorful creations at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, and trek along Mount Roberts Trail.

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You can fly from Haines to Juneau in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Juneau are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
days
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Explore hidden gems such as Helicopter Tours and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. The adventure continues: get a bird's-eye view with Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc., see the interesting displays at Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Juneau to Ketchikan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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